OT : Arbys is killing it.

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  1. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    My uncle is/was Australian.

    He once spent eight weeks with us - I watched him put vegemite on everything we put in front of him.

    I cannot imagine what happened in Australia that made them think that stuff is edible, but good god, they love it.

    It's far, far worse than poi.

    But worse than both - and please don't even try to debate this because I'll ban you forever - is Hákarl,

    Google it. It's so, so rough.
     
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  2. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    Kæstur hákarl has a strong ammonia-rich smell and fishy taste.[1]

    Sounds right up your alley.
     
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  3. Dove

    Dove News reporters invade my borders.

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    Sad to read about the loss of your uncle. I'm sure he was a funny guy, mate.
     
  4. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    Thank you. But he still might be alive - this will look worse in print than it is, but honestly, I can't remember.
     
  5. Dove

    Dove News reporters invade my borders.

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    No, that looks horrible. I mean...8 weeks!!

    What was his name?
     
  6. whaler11

    whaler11 Dash is the new Dot

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    Please tell me at least some of you follow nihilist_arbys on twitter.
     
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  7. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    1) Having a relative in Australia is like having a relative on the moon. They're more of a trivia question at family gatherings than an actual relative. Plus, he's not on twitter, so it's not like he's even trying to stay in touch.

    2) Hákarl isn't fishy. I can't even describe it - it tastes like ammonia and something that you clearly know has been dead for too long. As bad as it tastes, the worst of it is how it attacks your sinus cavities the same way having too much wasabi would. Except instead of horseradish burn, it's rotting dead stuff.

    It's some kind of shark that lives up near Iceland. It's poisonous to eat, so they bury it in the sand for like six months to let whatever it is leech out of the meat. Then, they dig it up and hang it in a shed for another bunch of months until it kinda looks like weird cheese. It's just so rancid from start to finish.

    3) I follow nihilist_arbys now.
     
  8. storrsroars

    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    Yeah, but it's apparently not the worst thing you could put in your mouth.

    I read this comparison of Hákarl v. Surströmming and was howling in laughter. Poor guy.

    I'd never think of giving either a try. I met my match with a durian a few years back. If I'm already gagging from the smell, I ain't eating it.

    I wouldn't seek out vegemite, but I can eat it. Same with poi, which is one of the most pointless foodstuffs I've ever had as it tastes like, well, nothing.
     
  9. 8893

    8893 Curiouser

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    I love that the Arby's thread has inspired a "No, this is the worst thing you could ever eat" contest.
     
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  10. August_West

    August_West Shall we play a game?

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    Are we playing jeopardy? I'll bite.

    " what is Turkey"
     
  11. mauconnfan

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    Nope!

    "What is Turkey with ketchup"
     
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  12. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    This guy gives a slam dunk worst-ever champion to Surströmming. Fishy's gotta try and report back.
     
  13. Hankster

    Hankster What do I know.

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    What a surprise that a burger comparison was on the internet (MSN.com) shortly after the August Arby's topic. The author chose three Burgers to compare. I have no idea why these three, but who cares. Up for judgement was Burger King Whopper, McDonald's Big Mac and Wendy's Single respectively. Make a long story short, Wendy's was a distant last. The Whopper and Mac were head to head. Final choice, Big Mac. I was slightly disappointed. Although I have cut in half my fast food visits, I would of presented the trophy to The Whopper. Seems more like a man's burger. There is a Micky D's close by that does make a good Mac. Fresh buns, the right temperature. However, comparing those three, Whopper gets my vote. The author does go into a detailed breakdown of each.
     
  14. August_West

    August_West Shall we play a game?

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    20 years ago I would've agreed with you. Burger King has just taken a food quality nose dive. ( in relative terms obviously) ... it's really terrible now. The burgers are different and smaller than they used to be. The produce seems nastier too. A Big Mac is still a Big Mac and ( most )McDonald's seem to try to uphold some standard of quality ( again, relative). Burger King at the ones I've had in the last few years, are always disappointing
     
  15. UConner

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    Just back from a 10 day road trip. No Arby's near me here in Mystic. We stopped for lunch at an Arby's and tried the pork belly. My God it was good! Arby's menu is so different from back in the old days with the funny looking roast beef.
     
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  16. RichZ

    RichZ Methuselah's older brother

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  17. August_West

    August_West Shall we play a game?

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